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VOLUME 2. NUMBEE 206.
C. W. Hastings, President.
Savings Department in Connection.
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WILL RESEAT PEAB6!
REPUBLICANS NOW I N CONTROL
OF BOTH BRANCHES OF COL-
FIVE DENVER PRECINCTS THROWN OUT
DECISION OF SUPREME COURT IN
ELECTION-CONTEST OF FAR-
Denver, Dec. 19.Chief Justice Gil
bert during the day announced the de
cision of the supreme court to throw
out the entire vote of three precincts
Of Ward 5 and one precinct of Ward
7 at the late election on the ground
that gross frauds were committed in
direct violation of the injunction
served upon the election officials.
Judge Campbell concurred in the de
cision, but Judge Steele dissented.
The decision does not affect the votes
for president and congressmen.
Through the action of the court in
excluding five Denver precincts from
the abstract of returns to date Repub
licans will secure a solid delegation
of the legislature from the city and
county of Denver and will obtain con
trol of both branches of the legisla
ture, which canvasses the vote for
On the face of the returns Alva
Adams, Democratic candidate for gov
ernor, had a plurality of about 11,000,
but the Republican managers assert
that when all fraudulent votes are
eliminated Governor Peabody will
have a plurality and will be reseated.
AFTER LENGTHY TRIAL.
Promoter Hooley Acquitted but His
London, Dec. 19.After three weeks'
trial a jury in the central criminal
court found Ernest Terah Hooley not
guilty and Henry J. Lawson guilty of
obtaining money under false pre-
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BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA. MONDAY, DECEMBEB 19, 1904.
tenses. Lawson was "sentenced to a
year's imprisonment at hard labor.
Hooley, whose colossal bankruptcy
and the proceedings therefrom were
the sensations of 1898, was arrested in
London May 10 last on the charge of
conspiracy to defraud. Since his
bankruptcy Hooley had been connect
ed with various promotions, some of
which led to court proceedings. Law
son, another company promoter, was
taken into custody the same day in
connection with the charge against
Hooley. The technical charge' against
the prisoners was defrauding A. P.
Hayne of $50,000 by selling him shares
of Siberian gold mines and other
worthless concerns. Hooley was
bailed in $40,000 and Lawson's bail
was placed at $30,000. In 1898 Hooley
was the biggest company promoter in
Great Britain He. was a multimillion
aire and prominently interested in
bicycle, land and meat companies. He
reached the pinnacle of his prominence
in 1896, when he promoted a tire! com
pany, as the result of.which he was
supposed to" have cleared $12,000,000.
At the time Hooley was living a sort
of Count of Monte Cristo existence,
buying yachts and race horses and a
number of historic country seats:
ADVISE CORPORATION CONTROL.
President Expected to Send Message
Washington, Dec. 19.Among those
who are best acquainted with the
president's views and purposes in re
gard to the solution of the trust prob
lem it is expected that in a message
to congress, after the holiday recess,
he will urge the wisdom of requiring
that all corporations engaged in inter
state commerce sh^Il be organized un
der federal eharuj and thus pass
under the control of the general gov
ernment so far as their corporate
capacity and behavior are concerned.
This course will be the result of a
long study and exhaustive inquiry
into the conduct of interstate corpora
tions and their effect on the public
in the matter of trade, prices, supply
and demand, transportation and di&
tribution. The range of this inquiry
will finally be shown in the published
reports of the investigation of the
beef trust, the oil trust and the to
The beef investigation is finished
and a voluminous report, embracing
the work of a number of special ex
pert agents of the department of com
merce and labor, has been in the
hands of the president for several
weeks. The oil and tobacco inquiry
is now being prosecuted and probably
will be concluded within the next few
Liberal Nobles Disfranchised.
Tver, Russia, Dec. 19 About 160
Liberal nobles have been debarred
from participation in the zemstvo
elections on technical grounds by the
marshal of the nobility, together with
several others who belong to the re
DECIDEDLY CHEERFUL IN TONE.
Year Drawing to a Close With Trade
and Industry Good.
New York, Dec. 19.Bradstreet's
weekly review of trade says crop and
Industrial conditions are mainly fa
vorable and with seasonable activity
in retail and holiday distribution in
most sections the year is drawing to
its close with a decidedly cheerful
tone prevailing in most lines of busi
ness effort. The acreage of wheat
Will not equal that planted a year ago
and conditions on Dec. 1 were low,
but since the government report was
issued the Western drought has been
fairly well broken by rains and snow.
Cold weather has stimulated heavy
dry goods, clothing and footweap- and
helped reorder business with jobbers
East, West and North. Exceptions to
reports of widespread activity in holi
day distribution come from the Pacific
coast and from portions of the South,
which latter reports cotton marketing
slower and collections tardier. Plen
teous supplies of cheap money render
the holding of cotton easier than in
other years. Industry as a whole is
active, iron and steel notably so, but
building trades feel seasonable quiet
ing influence and cotton manufactur
ing is not strong in all its branches.
Railway earnings for December show
increases on gross of over 9 per cent
NEWSPAPER MEN EJECTED.
Scene of Unusual Disorder in Brook
lyn Supreme Court.
.New York, Dec. 19.A scene of un
usual disorder was witnessed in the
supreme court in Brooklyn during the
day, where Justice Marean, during a
bearing in the case of Mabel Spang,
daughter of the Pittsburg steel manu
facturer, ordered that admission to
the building be denied all newspaper
men. Some of them took exception
to the authority of the justice in or
dering them from the building and de
clined to leave. Attendants were then
ordered to clear the corridors and
eject the unwelcome ones, but they
met with violent opposition and for a
time serious trouble was imminent.
The corridors were finally cleared
after a hand-to-hand scrimmage.
The hearing in the case of Miss
Spang, who it is alleged has been
wrongfully confined in an insane asy
lum, was continued behind closed
CONTRACTS ARE AWARDED
Two New Cruisers and a Battleship to
Washington, Dee. 19.Secretary
Morton has approved the recommen
dation of the naval board on construc
tion for tha award of the contract for
the construction of the armored cruis
ers Montana and North Carolina to
the Newport News Shipbuilding com
pany at its bid of $3,575,000 for each
vessel and the contract for the con
struction of the battleship New Hamp
shire to the New York Shipbuilding
compauy at its bid of $3,748,0^,0.
Result of Boiler Explosion".'
^Indianapolis, Dec. 19.An explosion
Of a 300-horsepower boiler in Brower
& Love Bros.' cotton mills seriously
scalded W. A. Watts, Curtis Boyd and
John Perkins, three stokers reduced
to wreckage two batteries of nine boil
ers, blew down the wal^s of the boiler
house and also a storage room and
crushed in the front of a one-story
brick house one block away.
Insane Mexican Indian
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STRANGE STORY OF CRIME.
Mexico City, Dec. 19.A strange
story of crime has been received from
the small town of Tamachanchala, in
the state of San Luis Potosi. An In
dian known as Cahuantzi, who was
suffering from an attack of hydro
phobia, encountered Vincente Silva
and her mother, who were coming to
town, and killed them with a long
knife. He then killed a shepherd.
Rurales were sent out to capture the
man. When they approached him,
Cahuantzi fired, killing one and
wounding another. He was finally
killed by the rurales.
Cahuantzi is supposed to have gone
mad as the result of being bitten by
a coyote some weeks ago.
SMUGGLED FROM TH E THAMES.
Large Quantities of Explosives Sent
4/: to the Far East.
London, Dec. 19.The Daily Mail
asserts that thousands of tons of dyna
mite and other explosives, shells and
ammunition, all clearly contraband,
have been smuggled from the Thames
the past few months on barges and
transferred to mysterious steamers
at a rendezvous at the mouth of the
river, for the far East, the authors
ties apparently being powerless to
prevent the traffic.
The Daily Mail comments upon the
terrible dangers attending this traffic,
saying a spark or a collision might
cause a catastrophe within a stone's
throw of the house of parliament.
Bank Cashier Suicides.
Omaha, Dec. 19.Pearl Porter, as
sistant postmaster at Fairfax, S. D.,
and cashier of the Bank of Fairfax,
committed suicide during the evening
in a resort on Ninth street by shooting
himself through the hea'd. No reason
is known for the act.
BRIEF BITS OF NEWS.
Charles La Dow, a well known in
ventor and manufacturer of agricul
tural implements, dropped dead on the
Street at Albany, N. Y.
Judge E. H. Hammond of the fed
eral district court, Memphis, Tenn.,
died in New York city after an ill
ness of four days with pneumonia.
Albert Scheffer, for. many years a
well known banker of St. Paul, is
critically ill in New York city, where
he. has been residins of late years.
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PLEA OF NOT GUILTYsaid
MRS. CHADWICK ARRAIGNED IN
FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT
MAKES NO EFFORT TO SECURE BAIL
HER ATTORNEY ANNOUNCED SHE
WOULD REMAIN IN CUSTODY
FOR THE PRESENT.
Cleveland, Dec. 19.Mrs. Cassie L.
Chadwick, President Beckwith and
Cashier Spear of the Citizens' National
bank of Oberlin, O., wera arraigned
in the United States district court be
fore Judge Wing during the afternoon.
All of them pleaded not guilty to the
charges brought against them.
United States District Attorney Sul
livan asked that bail be fixed in each
case and J. P. Dawley, attorney for
Mrs. Chadwick, declared that his cli
ent had no desire to offer bail and
would remain in custody for the pres
ent at least.
Beckwith and Spear were ordered
by Judge Wing to increase their bonds
to $25,000, they having been held pre
viously under bonds of $10,000. They
furnished the bond and were allowed
to depart, Mrs. Chadwick returning to
MRS. CHADWICK FAINTS.
Physician Says She Is in a Bad Phys
Cleveland, Dec. 19.During the
morning Mrs. Chadwick announced
that she was sick and a physician was
hurriedly sent for. Before R. A. Wall,
who was summoned, had reached the
jail Mrs. Chadwick fainted. A few
restoratives soon restored her to con
sciousness and the physician left after
being with her for about fifteen min
"The woman is in no condition to
receive visitors or transact business,'
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Dr. Wall as Tie left the Jail. ""She
Is suffering from complete mental ex
After Dr. Wall had departed Mrs.
Chadwick's son, Emil Hoover, called
to see her, but was told to return dur
ing the visiting hours prescribed by
the jail rules.
Sheldon Q. Kerruish, one of her at
torneys, called with a bundle of mall,
which Sheriff Barry refused to allow
him to deliver, as it had not been, ex
amined by the United States marshal.
MINNEAPOLIS DOUBLE TRAGEDY.
Well Known Young Man Kills His
Fiancee and Himself.
Minneapolis, Dec. W.Supposedly lib
a lit of acute insanity Frederick B.
Richmond killed Miss Lena Christian
son, his fiancee, with a revolver on the
street in Minneapolis during the aft
ernoon and then_blew. out hisjoww
Both Richmond and the young wo-"
man were prominent in their own
walks of life and were widely known.
He was for some years employed in
the city clerk's office under Charles
F. -JHaney and later was connected
with the Sowle Grain company.
Miss Christianson has for a number
of years been engaged with her sister
in conducting a fashionable dressmak
ing establishment and in a business
way had an extensive acquaintance
among the society women at not only
the Twin Cities but of a nunrber oi
the smaller towns throughout the
Those who know Richmond think
he was temporarily insane. He was
suffering from a physical malady that
caused him much worry and letters
written by him some time ago ex
pressed the fear that he might becoms
Business matters entered into the
relations of Miss Christianson and
Richmond also and it is said they
quarreled before the shooting ovei
some mining stocks belonging to Rich
mond and held in trust by the woman.
Washington, Dec. 19.Governor-
elect Douglas of Massachusetts re
cently wrote Secretary of War Taft
asking him if he would detail Lieuten
ant General Miles, retired, for his
(the governor's) staff if he should
make the request after his inaugura
tion. Secretary Taft replied to Gov
ernor-elect Douglas stating that he
will make the detail when requested
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